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HUGE thanks to the original poster on the invetory at TSM.....I likely would have not ever purchase these (ravello NSTs) at full retail even if I cam across them somewhere.....thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

+1, xie xie, Arigatou gozaimasu, salamat, gomawo, muchas gracias, merci monsieur, etc...

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Shawnc, looks like we are the same size - congratulations on the snag fing02%5B1%5D.gif I was out of funds this time so didn't compete.

Much appreciated neutrino............on both fronts.
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Mine came wrapped as usual in the regular green Alden box (not the seconds white), with no "R" stamp. The bags were missing, but these do appear to just be closeouts. It had a pre-increase price of $684 on the box with the sale price. Shoemart should also have a "last pair" page to help move these, but I guess a mention on this forum serves the same purpose.
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Looking great shawnc!  Wish I had acted sooner.  Might have picked up several grails at bargain prices.  Did these so-called seconds come with shoe bags and the iconic green Alden box?  I'm guessing no??

 

my cigar indys don't appear to be seconds. no shoe bags, but green box. box was beat up, like they'd been sitting for awhile

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Looking great shawnc!  Wish I had acted sooner.  Might have picked up several grails at bargain prices.  Did these so-called seconds come with shoe bags and the iconic green Alden box?  I'm guessing no??

Thanks for the words RTP. However, your assumption is incorrect. They came in plastic bags, with Alden shoe bags, and yes, the iconic green Alden shoe box.

One more shoutout to REguy. The forum was all over the place on Saturday when this first came to light. Members were both excited and frustrated due to calling the wrong number or talking to salespeople who knew nothing about what was going on. Because of the confusion, and the fact that I was on vacation, I decided to pass. Just didn't seem to be worth the aggravation. Then RE posted a very succinct message that simply included the correct telephone number and two names to ask for. I figured, simple enough, this will only take a minute. Called, asked for Joe, and was told he was unavailable and that he would call back. I left my size and that I was looking for long wings in whiskey, ravello or cigar but that I would consider other styles in those colors. I figured 'sure he'll call back' and went back to what I was doing. Sure enough, Joe called back in five minutes and said he had one pair. While I got really lucky, I wouldn't have even tried if not for RE's post.

Lastly, because of your kind words I decided against pointing out the score of the Steelers-Ravens game last week. It would be in poor taste smile.gif.
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Excellent #8 wingtip boots sir. Always good to see your posts DpprDr.
Thanks BeSpiff! Have been busy in a while and this thread moves so fast sometimes that it's hard to keep up! I'm trying to show face a little more.
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More temptation for wingtip boots.... What retailer are your boots from, DpprDr?
Alden SF. These are the standard boots so most of the Alden sellers should have them.
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Mine came wrapped as usual in the regular green Alden box (not the seconds white), with no "R" stamp. The bags were missing, but these do appear to just be closeouts. It had a pre-increase price of $684 on the box with the sale price. Shoemart should also have a "last pair" page to help move these, but I guess a mention on this forum serves the same purpose.
Lucky! Unfortunately they did not have any in my size (6.5D Barrie).

I'm still on the waitlist for a couple of whiskey shell stuff... going on >2 years...
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Epaulet Milkshake Suede Indy now down to $285 (9.5 & 10D)...someone please make those disappear.
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Haven't posted in a while but here are my #8 boots: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Those are really sweet DpprDr. I'm guessing Barrie w/commando? Very nice.

I'll tag on this and ask one of my typically rookie questions. Is there such a thing as a longwing boot? If not, is the reason functional or stylelistic? I see many wing tips but don't think I've seen a longwing.

Beatleguese - my first spoiler alert. You were correct, it was much simpler than I thought. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Thanks again for the way you nudged me to this point.
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Those are really sweet DpprDr. I'm guessing Barrie w/commando? Very nice.

I'll tag on this and ask one of my typically rookie questions. Is there such a thing as a longwing boot? If not, is the reason functional or stylelistic? I see many wing tips but don't think I've seen a longwing.

Beatleguese - my first spoiler alert. You were correct, it was much simpler than I thought. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Thanks again for the way you nudged me to this point.

 

i think allen edmonds offered one. never seen one from alden

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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Alden SF. These are the standard boots so most of the Alden sellers should have them.
Thanks! I saw them at AoC, but they are on commando. I would normally prefer that, but I like that wheeled edge on the double leather sole from SanFran. Decisions...
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Cigar Chukkas on casual Friday. Definitely deep into boot season (these have replaced my cigar LHS in use since August)





Maiden voyage of color 8 wingtip boots this weekend.
Edited by Alcibiades - 10/25/13 at 8:23am
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Cigar Chukkas on casual Friday. Definitely deep into boot season (these have replaced my cigar LHS in use since August)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Maiden voyage of color 8 wingtip boots this weekend.
Lookin' good! Which #8 wingtips are you breaking in this weekend?
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Good morning gents.  This is about the 4th wear for my new Aldens.

 

 

When I first got these, a large part of me wanted to baby them.  But, c'mon, they are American boots.  So very fittingly, on their maiden voyage they were subjected to rain, snow and sleet all in one day.  With the help of nanoprotector, the held up like champs. 

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Good morning gents.  This is about the 4th wear for my new Aldens.
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When I first got these, a large part of me wanted to baby them.  But, c'mon, they are American boots.  So very fittingly, on their maiden voyage they were subjected to rain, snow and sleet all in one day.  With the help of nanoprotector, the held up like champs. 
Morning! Great looking pair of suede boots! What last are they on?
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Morning! Great looking pair of suede boots! What last are they on?

 

Thanks!  Plaza

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